Broadway Adaptation Of Tim Burton's 'Big Fish' To Close In December
Just three months after making its Broadway debut, the stage adaptation of Tim Burton's Big Fish is set to close.
Burton's film, which came out in 2003 and starred Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor, was adapted from Daniel Wallace's 1998 novel of the same name. Earlier this year it was written for the stage with five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman at the helm.
Unfortunately, the play hasn't performed well and falling box office sales have led to the decision to close the production down at the end of the year.
The production cost close to $14 million to produce and the final performance of its 98-show run will bow on December 29.
"Big Fish" debuted in September with 34 previews and officially opened on October 6. The production, which starred Broadway vet Norbert Leo Butz, received weak reviews.